SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I need help with understanding what route is best for me. I have the option of attending a graduate program to get a masters in clinical mental health (have an LPC license) or waiting another year to try to apply to clinical psychology programs. I didn't get the greatest GRE score and my undergrad GPA was a 2.85. I know I have to do a masters first to improve my grades and to show I can handle graduate level work, but im wondering if a counseling degree will lead me down the path towards a PsyD. Any input is appreciated!